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28 July 2005 @ 10:43 am
My morning....  
A trip to Tarzana Treatment Center to treat Foot Crud, as stenoed to my palm pilot....

*smears a stripe of camo makeup under each eye*

*cue overhead helicopter sounds*


6:05 am Dropping into enemy territory soon, scouting the territory with the time delay I've been given. Note to self: Going into foreign territory without your radio? Add radio to supplies.

6:10 Fuel level dropping. Securing vehicle. No sign of hostiles. I notice they're showing disrespect to my flags.

6:16 The drop commences, and as expected the enemy shows no mercy.

The first touch of the sun tells me my intel was dangerously light. Even with the vast supplies I packed for this mission, I will pay dearly for underestimating this climate.

6:20-6:50 Trying to blend in with the locals. They seem to suspect little.

6:50 Beginning to take notes on the locals. Intel has it that unfair policies regarding our supply chain are occurring and I can't prove this without the notes. Also beginning to insinuate myself into some of the local customs. Friendly locals may prove helpful.

7:25 Some military types nearby doing something with dangerous machinery. I hear helicopters overhead. Hmmmm....

7:30 Expected skirmish didn't come and natives more friendly than the last time I was forced into this territory. The reports that the new government changes have improved things in this area seem to be less off the mark than expected. Contacted the underground. Some moderately painful mental conditioning is being forced on me, but it IS slightly less than before.

7:50 The locals before me and two far after me have been taken from the mental conditioning room for supplies. The heinous rumours of the underground being contaminated seem true. How deep the contamination runs will be shown in time.

8:05 Supplies seem not to based on timeliness, as trumpeted, or race as rumored, but actually on paperwork speed. The new underground seems far more efficient than the lackeys I'm used to dealing with. Sent to high level area to meet with the information operative I've been sent here for. Only a waiting game now.

8:07 Head man appears, older asian gentleman. Hands me a cheaply copied map, tells me to be there in 13 minutes for supplies, return in two weeks, disappears without answering any questions. Never even learned his name.

8:31 Attempted to meet up for supplies, but my contact not here for another half hour. I consider circling, but I'm low on fuel.

9:04 Refueled. Metaphor wearing thin. Operative later than expected and I'm unsure if I'll be expected to grease the pretty russian woman's palm for these supplies.

9:10 Supplies procured, information retrieved.. Returning to base.
Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: Flight of the Valkyries
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: wowspazzychic on July 28th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)


Lovely. I take it the mission was a success, though not a terribly informative one.
Fritters: TT Robin Driven me Insane by digic_iconsfritters on July 28th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, the information was slim, mainly because I think I stumped the head man. He gave me some broadband supplies and asked me to come back, mainly because I think he's not sure if they'll work. I shall be mostly locked down at base for the next two weeks unless the supplies are phenomenal.
AlucarDmilesaroo on July 28th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
lol, hehe, i wanted to see a skirmish though :P
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on July 29th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
There have been skirmishes. There have been times it has almost come to blows and that's not actually metaphor. This is why I decided to document this visit in this particular fashion, it just so happened that the place has changed a lot and therefore the "natives" have gotten a lot less bloodthirsty.
Violet Tigressviolet_tigress1 on July 28th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
*snarf* Yeah, hostile territory
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on July 29th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
Considering they only see the first 15 people a day and they used to have 50-60 people lining up at 6 am, it used to get pretty ugly.
gabbysun on July 28th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)

Dude, stenoed? *salute*

Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on July 29th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
I had nothing better to do than to write it while waiting....
postrophe on July 28th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
Metaphor wearing thin.



Fritters: TT Robin Driven me Insane by digic_iconsfritters on July 29th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
Well, honestly, trips to there had been a lot LOT more brutal before with mind games, physical jockeying for places in line, cuts, the possibilty of not being seen at all, I've gotten in small yelling fights for some of the above, there have been times when I've been one the first 5 people there and they've emptied the waiting room of people who got there at NOON before they helped me when I was literally moaning on the floor of the waiting room. I've had to race people to get the last chair in the waiting room, seriously it used to be just fucking brutal and I totally expected it to be the complete and utter hell hole it always was. This only ended up a humor piece because of the recent changes they've made at the place.
lironesslironess on July 29th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
Hon, do NOT wait two weeks if it keeps getting worse. It should start to get better if the stuff works in a couple of days. There is a lot of really bad crap out there.

It is strange, but it seems to be almost the same if you have insurance like I do and go to the emergency room. I have always had a chair but both times that I went lately I was not seen for over 8 hours and was so dehydrated (they told me I was not to eat or drink because I had a gastro problem) that they had a lot of trouble with the IV. The last time that I was there they took a guy that had the flu before me. I also learned that pain means nothing to them no matter what the problem is. There were several other people that were also in great pain and had to wait longer than I did. I think you have to be screaming for it to matter.
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on July 29th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
Well I'm on Keflex so I can't imagine it not getting better, especially with the fact I've got a cream thingy, too. If it gets worse, absolutey I'll go back earlier, but the odds are pretty damn low. As it is, I'm less likely to avoid the place now that it's not the 8 hour fight for my life that it used to be...
postrophe on July 30th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
Sounds like you won, one way or the other...


jason_brez on July 29th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
well, if things go completely bad, you can do what this guy did. If you do that, dibs on a piggy.
Fritters: TT Robin Driven me Insane by digic_iconsfritters on July 30th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
I like the idea of scaring small children with it.
jason_brez on July 30th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
peligro! el footo del doom!